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Global Alert News – 01.27.18

Countless forms of environmental contamination are taking their toll on the health and cognitive function of populations. But is this actually the primary factor behind the perplexing and willful blindness of the masses? As the ancient saying goes, “Nero fiddled while Rome burned”, overall human nature has not changed. The flow of dire headlines is coming in from every direction, in …

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LOA Daily – 01.26.18

Way Out There: A Negative Thinker’s Straw Man Wendy and Walt discuss some of the criticisms leveled at positive psychology, as well as some of the whackier claims made by some advocates of LOA. In particular, we discuss the claims of Derek Beres, author of the book, “Whole Motion: Training Your Brain and Body For Optimal Health”. We also examine …

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LOA Daily – 01.03.18

Positive Psychology’s Impact on The Field of Psychology Positive psychology has made tremendous inroads in the field of psychology over the past 25 years or so, but it still has plenty of critics within the field. We take a closer look at where some of the resistance meets the vortex.   Download this episode (right click and save)

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Leid Stories—The Biggest Lesson of This Tumultuous Year—12.27.17

As a tumultuous 2017 nears its end and a new year soon begins, Leid Stories encourages all to undertake a recap—not the standard chronological review of the “big stories” of the year, but a sober reckoning of how, individually and collectively, we have been changed by them. Download this episode (right click and save)

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It’s All About Food – Guests Milton Mills, MD and Ted Genoways – 05.16.17

Milton Mills, MD, Health and Politics Critical Care Physician, Inova Fairfax Hospital Member, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine National Advisory Board Member of the Board of Directors, Plant-based Prevention Of Disease, Inc. Milton Mills, MD practices urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine, and currently as a member of …

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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 03.21.17

One of my best hours! With British psychiatrist Joanna Moncrieff, this is a must-listen-to show. It is thoughtful from beginning to end about how psychiatric drugs really work by disrupting brain function and how they impair our ability to be “sensitive to complex aspects of the environment, such as other people.” I describe how, in my opinion, they are neurotoxins that reduce the individual’s capacity to care about anything including themselves and other people. Joanna and I do not fully agree on all the nuances of these issues, such as should antipsychotic drugs ever be used, and how common and severe are the long-term effects. These differences provide the listener with a unique opportunity to hear a genuine, informed, scientific, and caring discussion covering broad aspects and concerns pertaining to the whole range of psychiatric drugs.

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Progressive Commentary Hour – 02.14.17

Gary chats with PRN host Beatty Cohan on the top of LOVE, They duo go over the topics of Why are relationships so challenging? A Valentine’s day look at the state of love in the world, and in American culture in particular. How is the lack of love contributing to our culture of fear, resentment and hate, intolerance and social divisions? And how does the our culture climate politicize relationships and stifle social empathy, kindness and compassion.Our guest is Beatty Cohan — a psychotherapist for 35 years and a nationally recognized expert in marriage and relationship therapy and sexual dysfunction counseling. Her work also includes treating early child abuse, sexual assault and substance abuse. Beatty has been a columnist, a public speaker having given hundreds of presentations to national organizations, colleges and universities, a radio talk host, and a resident psychotherapeutic expert for major television networks.

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Ask Beatty – 02.06.17

DREAMS + HARD WORK+ MENTORING = SUCCESS

Whether you are struggling with mental health issues like depression, anxiety, substance abuse, obesity or relationship or sexual issues, the number one question that you need to ask yourself is whether you are really SERIOUS about acknowledging, addressing and resolving the challenges. In doing so, you will be able to position yourself to make your personal and professional dreams come true.

My guest today is Jan Mercer Darms, Founder & CEO of Swig and also Founder of 6-Figures, an experiential networking organization for highly accomplished profession women. Jan is an example of a woman of integrity, goodness kindness and political acumen, who has also been able to build two highly successful businesses.

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iEat Green – Jennifer Harris – 01.26.17

Dr. Jennifer L. Harris is Director of Marketing Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity and Associate Professor in Allied Health Sciences at University of Connecticut. She leads a multidisciplinary team of researchers who study food marketing to children, adolescents, and parents, and how it impacts their diets and health. Dr. Harris received her B.A. from Northwestern University and M.B.A. in Marketing from The Wharton School. Before returning to graduate school, she was a marketing executive for eighteen years, including at American Express as a Vice President in consumer marketing and as principal in a marketing strategy consulting firm. Dr. Harris completed her PhD in Social Psychology at Yale University with Dr. John Bargh and Dr. Kelly Brownell. Dr. Harris is a leading expert on food marketing to youth, and her research is widely used by the public health community and policymakers to improve the food marketing environment surrounding children and adolescents in the United States and worldwide. Specific areas of research include monitoring and evaluating the amount, types, and nutrition quality of food and drinks marketed to youth and families; the psychology of food marketing and its impact on health behaviors; and identifying effective policy solutions. Her current research focuses on targeted marketing and health disparities affecting black and Hispanic youth; new forms of marketing targeted to youth on social media and mobile devices; and effects of food marketing on what and how parents feed their babies and young children.